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Key info

  • You must apply for incorporation of an association online.
  • Before you apply you must call a meeting of the members to decide who will fill the roles of the committee and approve the association name.
  • At the meeting you must also adopt the model rules or create your own set of constitution/rules.
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About applying for incorporation of an association

You must apply for incorporation of an association online.

Incorporated associations are:

  • not-for-profit organisations
  • voluntary
  • suitable for community-based groupsan inexpensive way to give associations a legal identity which continues despite membership changes
  • registered by Consumer, Building and Occupational Services under the Associations Incorporation Act 1964.

An incorporated association has the word 'incorporated' or the abbreviation 'Inc' in its name.

How to apply

What you need to apply

You must:

  • complete and lodge the online application form
  • lodge the association's constitution/rules with the application form
  • pay the fee.

Can I apply?

You can apply for incorporation of an association if you have approval from the committee.

Proving your identity

You do not need to prove your identity.

How much it costs

Type of applicationFee

Application for incorporation

$170

Certificate request fee

$3.40

Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

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More Information

Please visit Consumer, Building and Occupational Services for more information on applying for incorporation of an association.